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Category: Arts:Food

Exploring and promoting local food culture.

September 12, 2017

Episode 138″ Is there a dinner happening in Downtown Courtenay?’

After teasing for the last few episodes, we finally spill the beans. A long-table dining experience in downtown Courtenay is coming up this Sunday evening and you're invited! The dinner will be on Duncan avenue, between 5th street and 6th street (there are just a handful of tickets left!). We're inviting you to experience some of the finest food the Comox Valley has to offer. Our own Chef Jonathan Frazier has created a 4 course menu reflecting the essence of the Valley itself - it's truly inspiring. Dawn Postnikoff of West Coast Gourmet is organizing this inaugural event and joins us on this episode. The ever amazing Connie Earl sits in as well to reveal pairings, inspirations and other sneak previews. We're all so excited! We hope you are too!



Sunset on the Street Long Table Dinner Downtown Courtenay Sunday, September 17th 5:00 pm 4 Course Gourmet Dinner paired with Local Spirits & Wines. Live Music with Easy Street. $100 The Downtown Courtenay


September 6, 2017

Episode 137 ” What is going on with The Edible Valley Podcast?”

Jonathan and Darren have a chance to sit down and catch up with what's going on in the Edible Valley. With a few new changes the big one being new Studio to podcast from. Also the boys get a chance to talk about some of the upcoming things they are up too.

August 31, 2017

Episode 136 “What makes good Bread”

Today on the Edible Valley podcast we're learning about bread and who better to learn from then the experts at Cake Bread. Jorden Marshall (owner) and Ian Harris (head baker/pastry chef). We learn what they are doing and the many products they carry.

August 21, 2017

Episode 135″Is there support for women in the food industry?

With many kitchens and chefs being referred to as "old boy's clubs", Les Dames d’Escoffier is much needed organization supporting women in the food industry. We are lucky enough to have former guests Gaëtane Palardy and Lesley Stav (members of the local BC Chapter) join us to discuss some of the great benefits of this organization, its history, and its important future.


Check out their site at : https://www.lesdames.ca

August 13, 2017

Episode 134 “What is a popup”

A growing trend in the hospitality industry are pop-up restaurants or dinners. Darren and Jonathan examine some of their own experiences and adventures in this field. Our hope is to encourage you to get out and find some of these amazing meals that are in produced by so many talanted chefs.

August 1, 2017

Episode 133 “What makes Hot Chocolates a great place”

What a great time and I must say some great treats. If you love  chocolates and sweet things this is the podcast for you. We have a chance to talk with Jordan Marshall owner and Michele Henry  general manager of Hot Chocolates. Learn their history and the great treat great things they make from the amazing store from downtown Courtenay British Columbia.



Hot Chocolates &
Cakebread Artisan Bakery
368 Fifth Street, Downtown Courtenay
Phone: 250-338-8211 ext.3
Fax: 250-897-1297
FaceBookhttps://www.facebook.com/HotChocolatesCV   Instagram:@cvhotchocolates 
July 25, 2017

Episode 132 “What is with all the Plastic?”

On this episode after a visit to the local grocery market Jonathan goes on a bit of a rant about plastics and plastics in the food industry. How can we change things? What can we do? Darren and Jonathan have some ideas and look forward to hearing from you about of some of your own.


June 19, 2017

Episode 131″What to do this summer?”

Summer is here and it's time to get out. In this episode chef Jonathan and Darren take the time to go over some fun activities and interesting things to do around your community. We hope to keep you entertained as well as find a way to fill your belly.

June 6, 2017

Episode 130 “Food, Art, Poetry, Is There a Connection?”

This episode is all about art and poetry. What's the connection?  We were lucky enough to be joined by our friend and Comox Valley's own Poet Laureate Natalie Nickerson. We learn a little of her role and what she will be up to over the next two years. More importantly, we draw connections between what we eat and how it becomes art.

May 29, 2017

Episode 129″Can Food Be Your Medicine?”

Can food be your medicine? Funny to even say, we are questioning if what you put in your body can affect your everyday life. On this episode we get the chance to talk again with Chanchal Cabrera of Innisfree Farms. We talk home remedies and the importances of planning what you eat in everyday life.